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Donald Trump has won the battleground state of Pennsylvania, according to the AP, bringing him 20 electoral college votes and pushing him further along the path to become the 45th president of the United States.

Pennsylvanians had voted for the Democratic candidate in the past six presidential elections.

Mr Trump has also won other swing states of Ohio and Florida. Markets have tumbled with US stock futures and the Mexican peso taking a hit, while gold and US treasuries have rallied.

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